Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Research Assistant (LB)

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Leukaemia Biology (LB)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport


Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it; and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

We are currently recruiting for a dedicated Research Assistant to join our Leukaemia Biology team on a full-time fixed term basis initially ending on 31 December 2020 with potential to extend. This is a great role for researcher who is excited by the prospect of carrying out preclinical drug testing using acute leukaemia xenograft models as part of the National Cancer Institute (USA) funded Pediatric Preclinical Testing Consortium (PPTC).

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Carrying out preclinical drug testing using an in vivo mouse model of leukaemia
  • Performing cell culture, cell proliferation and cytotoxicity assays
  • Carrying out Western blotting, RT-PCR and other molecular biology studies
  • Aiding other group members
  • Laboratory maintenance
  • Participating in group discussions
  • Collating, organising and presenting experimental results
  • Maintaining close communication with collaborators

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (or equivalent) in Science or related area
  • Experience in molecular biology and cell culture
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct experiments


We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.